57 UF Gator footballs disappear from truck


Gators football sure is popular with one burglar.

Someone broke into a truck in Daytona Beach earlier this month and stole 57 commemorative University of Florida championship footballs, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

The footballs, fashioned flat to look like alligator skin, commemorate the Gators’ 2008 national championship and are valued at $60 each.

Ian Erwin told the Journal that a UF booster gave him the footballs to give away at state health events.

The souvenirs were taken from a Dodge Ram parked at a bar.

Name of the place: the Crook’s Den..

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